Data Reporting & Dashboards

Assuming an organization has access to quality data within their organization or through outside data sources, it’s critical to transform this raw data into relevant business intelligence through reports and dashboards – delivered at the right time, in the right visual format, to the right people with exactly the information they need.

Brainspire develops BI solutions with common reporting and dashboard tools such as Reporting Services, Cognos, Business Objects, or reliable in-memory solutions such as Microsoft’s Power BI stack, Tableau or QlikView / Qlik Sense.

Brainspire helped a local data center provide detailed billing information on their monthly invoices to their customers.  Prior to our reporting solution developed with Microsoft BI technologies, customers were receiving monthly invoices with little supporting line item details.  Customers were routinely complaining that they had no idea what they were actually paying for, especially when invoices exceeded the expected amounts.  The data center was losing the trust of their customers and losing business.  Pulling detailed server data on storage capacity, daily usage, and thresholds, Brainspire produced easy to understand reports with charts and graphs to support the invoices.  These simple reports, though challenging to retrieve all the relevant data, enabled their customers to better understand their invoicing and make adjustments to their server configurations when necessary.  Ultimately, the data center was able to respond to their customers’ frustrations and improve their relationships.

Data & BI Consulting - FAQs

What are database design issues and challenges?

Aside from poor design and planning, the issues and challenges with database design are achieving high processing speed to get the needed results, hard-to-follow design standards, and design conventions that are also hard to follow making requirements difficult to reach.

Do I need a database for my website?

It depends. If your website is static, it does not need a database. But if your website is dynamic, you will probably need a database to store all the necessary data.

Why is it important to plan a database before creating it?

It is important to plan a database before creating it in order to make it efficient to fetch and save the data faster. Good relational databases work in tandem with each other to ensure that the correct data is consistently available.

When would a database be more appropriate for an organization than using a spreadsheet?

The efficiency with which databases store information makes them suitable to handle volumes of information that would be unmanageable on a spreadsheet. Aside from a far greater storage capacity than spreadsheets, databases are also better for long-term archival storage especially for records subject to frequent changes.

Why is database design important before integrating it into an application system as a back end?

This is important to make data queries fast and efficient because this will be apparent in large data queries and for a huge amount of users using the same database. An efficient database design will also lessen the load of the system. Based on experience, it may be easier to design the database first (based on requirements). Data may include pre-existing data related to or imported for the project, as well as data entered in the UI.

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  • Custom Application Development
    Custom Application Development
  • Data & Business Intelligence
    Data & Business Intelligence
  • Portals & Website Applications
    Portals & Website Applications
  • Application Integration
    Application Integration
  • Mobile Development
    Mobile Development
  • Cloud Based Software Development
    Cloud Based Software Development
  • Software Security Services
    Software Security Services

Custom Application Development

Brainspire Solutions creates full stack custom software applications that perfectly match your company’s needs. Why settle for out of the box software that doesn’t meet your exact needs when you can have a solution the precisely meets how you work. Our consultants drive the process for capturing requirements, providing an estimate, planning, architecture & development and solution delivery.


Data & Business Intelligence

Brainspire’s business intelligence consultants work onsite with our customers to understand exactly what questions you have and what answers you are looking for. The best and fastest way to understand your needs and provide solutions is to be “in” your business, bridging the gap between your business goals and your technical systems and raw data. Seldom does the “canned” report provide the detailed insight decision makers are looking for. Brainspire will work side by side with you to provide dashboards, reports, and analytics using the latest business intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.


Portals & Website Applications

A company’s website is the world’s window into an organization and should accurately represent the essence of the mission, goals, culture and operations. Not only should it be appealing from a visual standpoint, it needs to function flawlessly from a usability and performance standpoint on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Quality sites can’t simply function as digital brochures; they must attract visitors and engage new and loyal customers. This holds true for public sites, company intranets and secure extranet portals.


Application Integration

Brainspire develops software solutions to integrate your organization’s internal, standalone applications, and your applications with key external business partners. Growing organizations tend to rely on off-the-shelf software, software as a service (SaaS) and custom built solutions to drive their business – but rarely does the chosen, out of the box, software solution work with other systems within or outside the business. This lack of cohesive integration creates manual processes that are time consuming, error prone and expensive.


Mobile Development

Today, more users access the web through a mobile device than from a laptop or desktop computer. For this reason, it is critical that software applications are efficiently usable from a tablet or a smart phone for today’s workforce. As a custom software development firm, Brainspire leverages a variety of tools to build highly customized applications that function on countless devices. These solutions include native, hybrid and mobile web applications that can be used either when connected or not. Each business use case is unique, and the mobile requirements, and form factors, need to be considered when creating a custom mobile solution.


Cloud Based Software Development

Cloud environments offer the greatest opportunity for modernizing software applications while reducing costs and time to market.  Brainspire Solutions has developed and deployed web applications leveraging AWS, Azure and Google Cloud environments as well as private clouds.  The ability to quickly provision identical Development, Test, Stage and Production environments ensures projects get off to a fast start in secure and scalable environments.  Developing and promoting code within a cloud environment through continuous integration reduces development time and improves quality.


Software Security Services

Brainspire Solutions develops all software solutions leveraging industry standard best practices. This includes proven techniques to secure all applications and data. When we engage with each client we are fully aware that their business is at stake and realize the trust and expectations that are placed on our consultants when it comes to developing secure software applications.

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